Designing the PR100 Study: Puerto Rico Grid Resilience and Transition to 100% Renewable Energy

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Puerto Rico has committed to meeting its electricity needs with 100% renewable energy by 2050, along with realizing interim goals of 40% by 2025, 60% by 2040, the phaseout of coal-fired generation by 2028, and a 30% improvement in energy efficiency by 2040 as established in Act 17. [1] To meet these goals and support widespread end-use electrification, the territory must explore how renewable energy and other generation technologies can be developed with energy storage, distributed generation, distribution control, electric vehicles, and energy efficient and responsive loads in each of Puerto Rico's cities and communities. To support Puerto Rico in reaching its renewable energy goals; help ensure energy system resilience against future extreme weather events; improve energy justice; and provide inputs to LUMA Energy's walk, jog, and run approach in its coordinated planning roadmap, the U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories propose to evaluate 100% renewable energy pathways through an integrated analysis process. This talk will present steps in designing a two-year study entitled Puerto Rico Grid Resilience and Transitions to 100% Renewable Energy (PR100). [1] U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). 2020. Puerto Rico Territory Energy Profile.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages44
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NamePresented at the 2022 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, 17-21 July 2022, Denver, Colorado

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5C00-83661


  • 100% renewable energy
  • disaster recovery
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • FEMA
  • Puerto Rico
  • resilience
  • resource assessment
  • scenario modeling


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